Telluride to Denver via Ouray


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September 6th 2010
Published: September 17th 2010
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I woke up to one of those famous Colorado bluebird days this day. Sunny without a cloud in the sky all day, from Telluride all the way back to Denver. I had never visited Ouray before, so I drove just a short bit South from Ridgway to see the mountains in the area. Very cool indeed.


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Looking S/SWLooking S/SW
Looking S/SW

East end of the runway at Telluride's airport in the foreground
West end of runway in viewWest end of runway in view
West end of runway in view

Looks like a big ramp, must help launch planes on take off.
Hike RouteHike Route
Hike Route

This photo is good in that it gives you an idea of where I hiked yesterday. If you start from the line cut through the trees on the far left, where the Gondola runs, and trace from the top of that all across that terrain to the right, and up above the two chair lifts you can see the trail I hiked. Looks a lot easier from here than it actually was.
Just above OurayJust above Ouray
Just above Ouray

Just barely South of town here.
Looking mostly WestLooking mostly West
Looking mostly West

Just South of Ouray still
Looking directly WestLooking directly West
Looking directly West

Just just above and on the South side of Ouray.
Switzerland of AmericaSwitzerland of America
Switzerland of America

This side and just a few miles West too. Telluride is still right on the other side of that range.
Beautiful DayBeautiful Day
Beautiful Day

Still is, and would be all day.
Main Street OurayMain Street Ouray
Main Street Ouray

Looking North from the South side of town.
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Part of the box canyon

Ouray is a bit boxed in by steep mountains on every side. These are on the East side.
Looking SouthLooking South
Looking South

Follow that road that direction to get to Silverton.
Looking mostly SouthLooking mostly South
Looking mostly South

This taken from maybe a mile out of Ouray, South toward Silverton.
Looking South againLooking South again
Looking South again

The road leading to Silverton is just out of sight down the left side.


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